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Wednesday 13th January

We have started to look at different shapes. Can you name as many 2D shapes as you can? Can you draw them? Have a go at counting the sides and naming the shapes in the questions below.

Draw a poster to put up in Dull-On-Sea to help get rid of the pirates. Use the text to help you.

  • why do the pirates need to go?
  • what is wrong with the pirates?
  • how can they help get rid of them?


How to set it out-

  • Draw pictures
  • Give it a title
  • Add information
Whilst trying to get the fruit, key and riddle in the Whomping Wood, the trees reacted really badly! They were thrashing around. 

Read the Poem 'The Sound Collector' below.



The sound collector

A stranger called this morning
Dressed all in black and grey
Put every sound into a bag
And carried them away

The whistling of the kettle
The turning of the lock
The purring of the kitten
The ticking of the clock

The popping of the toaster
The crunching of the flakes
When you spread the marmalade
The scraping noise it makes

The hissing of the frying pan
The ticking of the grill
The bubbling of the bathtub
As it starts to fill

The drumming of the raindrops
On the windowpane
When you do the washing-up
The gurgle of the drain

The crying of the baby
The squeaking of the chair
The swishing of the curtain
The creaking of the stair

A stranger called this morning
He didn't leave his name
Left us only silence
Life will never be the same

From All the Best – The Selected Poems of Roger McGough.


Have a listen to the videos below and think about the sounds from the Whomping Wood. What was making the noise? What sound did it make?


Have a good at writing your own sound collector poem about the wood. Try and give lots of detail using the connective 'when'.


e.g. The snapping of the branches when the apples were taken.

       The crunching of the leaves when the explorers stood on them.


Sitting round the camp fire, Christopher Columbus has been telling a story of when he brought different food back to Spain and the food he took to the 'Indies'. Can you work out from the clues below what foods he took?


  1. They are red and juicy. They grow on a vine and have a green stalk. People put them in salads.
  2. They are brown and grow in the ground. You can make them into chips, crisps and mash.
  3. They are green and have a skin. Inside they have a big stone. People have them mashed up on toast for breakfast.
  4. They are orange. We carve them at halloween. You can make pie from them and soups.
  5. This is yellow and grows on a cob. If you dry it out you can make a cinema snack from it.
  6. This is white and very tiny. We put it in food to make it sweeter. You might mix it into a cup of tea.
  7. We use this to make bread. It is yellow and grows in fields.